Where San Diego Students Feel the Most (and Least) Safe

Schools have a responsibility to foster safe environments for their students. But perceptions about safety can be nearly as important. They can also tell us a lot about what goes on inside schools.

To gauge those perceptions, San Diego Unified asks its students how secure they feel each year. As the results of the latest survey show, that depends heavily on the school.

Voice of San Diego discusses the outcome of this year’s questionnaire here and provides an interactive table of rankings.

It shows the following:

  • 100% of students at Whitman, Bay Park, and Hage elementary schools reported feeling safe, but those schools had a response rate below 50%. At Rolando Park Elementary, Ocean Beach Elementary (4th Grade), and McKinley Elementary, 96% of students reported feeling safe.
  • The three elementary schools with the worst safety perception were Horton, Toler, and Field.
  • Among middle schools, Mt. Everest K-12 (7th Grade) has the highest safety perception rate (90%). Knox Middle had the lowest (35%).
  • Among high schools, Mt. Everest (11th Grade) had the highest safety perception rate (85%). Morse High had the lowest (29%).

Adams Elementary, Alcott Elementary, Chavez Elementary, Dana Middle, Kumeyaay Elementary, Lindbergh/Schweitzer Elementary, Marvin Elementary, Dana Middle, San Diego Metro Career and Tech High, TRACE High and Whittier K-12 did not participate in the survey.